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Vegetarian shawarma made with soy curls and chickpeas piled high with chickpeas and veggies in a wrap.

Best Vegan Shawarma Wrap with Two Sauces!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tracy Halasz

Ingredients

  • 1, 4 oz bag soy curls (dry measure)
  • 1, 19 oz tin chickpeas, rinse and pat dry
  • 1 Greek shawarma spice blend mix (below)
  • 1 tzatziki sauce recipe
  • 1 sweet and spicy tahini drizzle
  • 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 mini cucumbers, peeled, seeded, sliced
  • romaine lettuce, chopped
  • parsley and dill, rough chop for garnish
  • pickled red onions*
  • ½ - 1 cup hummus, homemade or store bought
  • 3-4 pita, flatbread or naan

Instructions

Greek Shawarma/Gyros Spice Blend Mix

  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika powder
    2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
    1 teaspoon turmeric powder
    2 teaspoons ground coriander
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    2 tablespoons dry oregano
    ¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    S&P
    3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons maple syrup (or coconut sugar)
    juice of 1 lemon
  • Mix together in a small bowl.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil (or if oil free, add 1 tablespoon of water), juice of 1 lemon (or more to taste). Add another tablespoon of water or lemon juice if required to make a loose paste.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
    Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Spicy Soy Curls and Chickpeas

  • Rehydrate soy curls as per package directions (using water or broth). I buy these Butler Brand soy curls. Half the 8 oz package is about ¾ of a pound hydrated.
  • Gently squeeze excess liquid from soy curls.
  • Drain, rinse and pat dry the chickpeas.
  • In a large bowl, pour ¾ of the spice blend paste over the soy curls and toss to coat.
    Spread out in a single layer over ¾ of the prepared baking sheet.
  • Toss the chickpeas with the remaining spice blend paste and spread out next to soy curls.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stir and shake. After 5 more minutes - remove chickpeas and smaller soy curls. Return large pieces of soy curls to oven for another 5 minutes (if required).
  • **Alternatively, you can place the chickpeas and soy curls on their own baking sheets.
  • While the soy curls and chickpeas are in the oven, make the two sauces and cut the veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine, dill, parsley). Grab the pickled onions and hummus.

TZATZIKI SAUCE RECIPE (5 minutes)

SWEET & SPICY TAHINI SAUCE (3-5 minutes)

TO ASSEMBLE

  • Warm pitas in the microwave, on a griddle over medium heat or throw into the already warm oven for a few minutes until warmed through.
    If using flatbread - warm it in the oven for a few minutes.
  • Spread the pita/flatbread with a layer of hummus (use this quick delicious hummus or your favourite store bought).
    *If you like spicy hummus, just add a squeeze or two of sriracha to basic hummus and a drop or two of soy sauce!
  • Load up the soy curl-chickpea mixture on top of the hummus. Then add the tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions (pickled or thinly sliced raw), chopped romaine, dill and parsley.
  • Liberally drizzle tzatziki sauce and sweet and spicy tahini sauce over the filling and serve immediately. Don't forget the extra napkins!

Notes

Soy Curls: You can buy Butler soy curls online or at most vegan markets. If in Canada, available from Vegan Supply (Vancouver), Homey Foods in Calgary, Bulk Barn.
Greek Shawarma/Donair Spice Blend: Mix up a big batch of this spice blend and store in a glass jar so it's always on hand - just add a couple tablespoons to the other ingredients (garlic, maple, lemon). It's a real time saver and you can use the Greek spice blend on potatoes, tofu scrambles, grilled veggies, and so much more.
Sauces: the two sauces are easy to make and together are a dynamite flavor explosion. Any extra sauce is fabulous on sandwiches, burritos, buddha bowls, tacos, etc.
Shortcuts: to save time, make your two sauces the day before and store in the fridge.
Wraps: a thin tortilla is not going to cut it this time. Choose something sturdy like a pita and put the filling on top of the pita not inside it. I love a pillowy flatbread or pizza shell too. Don't skip warming the wrap - it makes all the difference. Remember to keep it soft tho!
Leftovers: store in separate containers in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days. The sweet and spicy tahini sauce will keep well for a week.